What do you see when you look at me
And what is the image I present?
Do I seem cold and indifferent
If I do this was never meant?
Do you see me as lacking emotion,
A cold and detached soul?
When you look very closely
Do you see the whole?
Maybe I have learned
To contain and control my tears,
Maybe it hurts a little less
To learn to mask my fears.
Could it be that the world has hurt me
And battered and bruised my heart,
Do you think that I donít feel pain
When you toss a pointed dart?
Have you taken the time to know me
To know the things that I feel,
The emotions that bring me joy
And make my senses reel?
Do you know that I love the morning
When the sun peeps through the mist?
That I often sit and watch the morning sky
And see the earth sun kissed.
That I like to watch a thunder storm
And hear the raindrops fall,
That I love little children
And my family most of all.
Do you know that I love pink roses,
And daffodils in spring,
That love in the eyes of my daughter
Causes my soul to sing.
Have you any idea of the books I read
Or the music that calms my fears,
Of the worry I have for our world
Which often brings me to tears?
Do you know I believe in Angels
And the comfort their presence brings,
That I like to kick through autumn leaves
And hear the river as she sings.
Do you know I believe in friendship
And the wonderful trust and great care,
Do you know that if you ever needed me
Then I would be right there?
Perhaps before you comment next time ~
You will look and really see,
The things and the emotions that make me
Who I am ~ the real me.
© Linda J. Vaughan
8th. August 2007
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